The Living Church

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The Living ChurchAugust 6, 1995Retired Bishop of Wyoming Dies 211(6) p. 8

The Rt. Rev. David R. Thornberry, retired Bishop of Wyoming, died at his home in Good Hart, Mich., on June 27. He was 84.

Bishop Thornberry was born in Rawlins, Wyo., June 11, 1911. He moved to Laramie in 1913 when his father, the Rev. David Thornberry, became dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral.

Bishop Thornberry attended the University of Wyoming, and graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He was also educated at Bexley Hall Divinity School and Episcopal Theological Seminary.

He was ordained deacon in 1936, and priest in 1937.

Bishop Thornberry served as rector of Grace Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, and of Christ Church, Shaker Heights; he was archdeacon of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for 13 years.

He was consecrated Bishop of Wyoming May 1, 1969 and retired in 1977.

Bishop Thornberry is survived by his wife, Virginia, a son, David Timothy, and two granddaughters.